Eurotrends


  • Most Markets in Europe Have a Colorful Future

    Most Markets in Europe Have a Colorful Future

    It has been a good year on the color cosmetics front with sales up in all of the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain). In particular, Germany and the UK registered very positive growth with gains of 10% and 8.7%, respectively. &…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 11.07.08

  • Despite an Economic Decline The Spa Market is Bubbling

    Harvey Fishman has a consulting firm at 34 Chicasaw Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436, hrfishman@msn.com, specializing in cosmetic formulations and new product ideas, offering tested finished products. He has more than 30 years of experience and has been director of research at Bonat, Nestl� LeMur and Turner Hall. He welcomes descriptive literature from suppliers and bench chemists and others in the field.
    09.30.08

  • Hair Styling Sales Fall Flat in France, Germany Italy

    The French, German and Italian hair styling sectors posted somewhat lackluster performances last year, with most areas recording a dip in both volume and value terms.     After a gain in 2006, sales in France last year slipped back t…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 09.03.08

  • European Hair Care Sales Gains are Modest at Best

    The hair care markets across the Big 5 experienced mixed fortunes last year. Two countries, France and the UK, actually posted declines, and while Germany, Italy and Spain’s hair care markets did climb, they posted only modest growth.  &nb…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 08.04.08

  • European AP/Deo Market Just Keeps Rolling On

    Overall, 2007 was a successful year for the Big 5’s deodorant market with gains registered in all countries. The UK, Germany and France all came up smelling of roses with decent growth, while Italy and Spain posted more modest gains. However, i…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 07.01.08

  • The Sweet Smell of Success for Women

    The Sweet Smell of Success for Women's Fragrance

    Women’s fragrance will always be a key market for the Big 5 across Europe, and interestingly, research shows that men’s fragrance is also gaining in popularity, while unisex scents also look to be making a comeback across the board.  …
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 04.30.08

  • Sun Care Looks on the Bright Side

    Sun Care Looks on the Bright Side

    Sun care has proved to be a mixed bag across the Big 5 countries during the past year with both good and bad news being reported. While the French and Italian sun care markets posted a dazzlingly bright return to form l…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 03.28.08

  • Everybody Posts Good Sales In European Body Care

    Everybody Posts Good Sales In European Body Care

    The European body care market was buoyant in 2006, with every country reporting a rise in value sales. France put in the smallest rise in percentage terms, however, for the flat French market, the 2.7% gain represents a…
    Georgina Caldwell, Associate Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 05.29.07

  • Women’s Fragrance Sales Rise Throughout Europe

    Fragrance sales are up in most countries with the exception of France.
    Georgina Caldwell, European Cosmetic Markets 04.27.07

  • Dynamic Changes Impact European Sun Care Market

    European sun care marketers are slowly winning the education battle with consumers. Even die-hard sunbathers along the Mediterranean coast are starting to realize that sun protection must be taken seriously. Gone are the days when sun worshippers sla…
    Georgina Caldwell, European Cosmetics Market 04.03.07

  • European Men's Grooming Market has Matured

    The European men’s market is growing up, and this means that not only has male grooming become an acceptable part of the heterosexual male’s daily routine, but also to the manufacturer’s chagrin, those sales are levelling out. It se…
    Georgina Caldwell, AsAssistant Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 03.05.07

  • European Skin Care Sales Continue to Rally in 2007

    European Skin Care Sales Continue to Rally in 2007

    After less than stellar results in 2004-2005, manufacturers will be breathing a sigh of relief across Europe as the facial skin care market boomed throughout the Big 5 in 2005-2006 and fears that the previous period marked the beginning of a slow dow…
    Georgina Caldwell, European Cosmetic Market 02.06.07